After getting a replacement Imac and restoring all my files, applications, etc.. from a Time Machine backup, I went to run a game I have which attempted to install a patch, but the patch would not apply, why, file permissions I'm sure. It looks like when Time Machine restored my computer it also restored my previous user account. I had to login as the restored user account to apply the patch. Now this brings up some questions. My new user account is an admin, why wouldn't it be able to apply the patch I logged into my old account to give my new account read/write permission on the game folder, but still coudln't apply the patch? Do I have to be the owner? Any good links about file permissions in Snow Leopard. I'm thinking I may have to re-install these apps to fix the permissions, or do you have suggestions how to fix this situation.